Elected: 2006
Re-Election: 2018
In Office: Yes
Jon Tester  -  (D) United States
US Senator - Montana US Senate
Fed Capitol
120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-2604
  • Phone: (202) 224-2644
  • Fax: (202) 224-8594
Fed District
2900 Fourth Avenue North
Billings, MT 59101-1954
  • Phone: (406) 252-0550
  • Fax: (406) 252-7768
Bill Bill Name Summary
S117 Alex Diekmann Peak Designation Act of 2017 Alex Diekmann Peak Designation Act of 2017
S175 Miners Protection Act of 2017 Miners Protection Act of 2017
S254 A bill to amend the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to provide flex... A bill to amend the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to provide flexibility and reauthorization to ensure the survival and continuing vitality of Native American languages.
S96 Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017 Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017 This bill amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require intermediate providers that offer the capability to transmit voice communications and signaling informatio...
S113 Maximizing Efficiency and Improving Access to Providers at the Departmen... Maximizing Efficiency and Improving Access to Providers at the Department of Veterans Affairs Act This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out an 18-month pilot program to increase the use of medi...
S17 GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2017 GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2017 This bill authorizes the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to obtain federal agency records required to discharge the GAO's duties (including audit, evaluation, and investigative d...
SJRes1 A joint resolution approving the location of a memorial to commemorate a... A joint resolution approving the location of a memorial to commemorate and honor the members of the Armed Forces who served on active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert Shield. This joint resolut...
S23 Biological Implant Tracking and Veteran Safety Act of 2017 Biological Implant Tracking and Veteran Safety Act of 2017
S203 RPM Act of 2017 Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2017 RPM Act of 2017 Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2017
S223 Senior$afe Act of 2017 Senior$afe Act of 2017
SRes40 A resolution designating the week beginning on February 5, 2017, as "Nat... A resolution designating the week beginning on February 5, 2017, as "National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week".
SRes60 A resolution designating May 5, 2017, as the "National Day of Awareness ... A resolution designating May 5, 2017, as the "National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls".
S240 A bill to nullify the effect of the recent executive order that temporar... A bill to nullify the effect of the recent executive order that temporarily restricted individuals from certain countries from entering the United States.
S274 A bill to nullify the effect of the recent executive order that temporar... A bill to nullify the effect of the recent executive order that temporarily restricted individuals from certain countries from entering the United States. This bill rescinds the provisions of Executive Order 13769, entitle...
SJRes8 A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Uni... A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.
S116 A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to permit veterans who hav... A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to permit veterans who have a service-connected, permanent disability rated as total to travel on military aircraft in the same manner and to the same extent as retired members...
S210 A bill to prohibit the application of certain restrictive eligibility re... A bill to prohibit the application of certain restrictive eligibility requirements to foreign nongovernmental organizations with respect to the provision of assistance under part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.
S294 Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act... Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2017
S66 Retired Pay Restoration Act Retired Pay Restoration Act
S282 A bill to promote the development of renewable energy on public land, an... A bill to promote the development of renewable energy on public land, and for other purposes.
SRes6 A resolution objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 233... A resolution objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 and to all efforts that undermine direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians for a secure and peaceful settlement.
S143 Military Spouse Job Continuity Act of 2017 Military Spouse Job Continuity Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces (military spouse) who moves with such member to another state under a permanent chan...
S315 A bill to direct the Secretary of the Army to place in Arlington Nationa... A bill to direct the Secretary of the Army to place in Arlington National Cemetery a monument honoring the helicopter pilots and crewmembers who were killed while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces during the Vietn...
S233 A bill to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certa... A bill to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain major medical facility leases of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
SCRes6 A concurrent resolution supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act. A concurrent resolution supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act.
S126 Repeal ID Act of 2017 Repeal ID Act of 2017
S300 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require that return... A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require that return information from tax-exempt organizations be made available in a searchable format and to provide the disclosure of the identity of contributors to c...
S298 A bill to require Senate candidates to file designations, statements, an... A bill to require Senate candidates to file designations, statements, and reports in electronic form.
S29 Fair RETIRE Act Fair Return for Employees on Their Initial Retirement Ea... Fair RETIRE Act Fair Return for Employees on Their Initial Retirement Earned Act of 2017
SJRes20 A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Uni... A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to clarify the authority of Congress and the States to regulate corporations, limited liability companies, and other corporate entities est...
S39 Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2017 Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2017 This bill extends federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana. The tribe and its members become eligible for services and bene...
Bill Number Motion Vote Date Vote
HJRes40 On the Joint Resolution H.J.Res. 40 2/15/2017 Yea
HJRes41 On the Joint Resolution H.J.Res. 41 2/3/2017 Nay
HJRes38 On Passage of the Bill H.J.Res. 38 2/2/2017 Nay
HR72 On Passage of the Bill H.R. 72 1/17/2017 Yea
S84 On Passage of the Bill S. 84 1/12/2017 Nay
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive the C.B.A. Re: Brown Amdt. No. 86) 1/12/2017 Yea
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive the C.B.A. Re: Gillibrand Amdt. No. 82) 1/12/2017 Yea
SCRes3 On the Concurrent Resolution S.Con.Res. 3 1/12/2017 Nay
SCRes3 On the Concurrent Resolution S.Con.Res. 3 1/12/2017 Nay
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: Fischer Amdt. No. 184) 1/12/2017 Nay
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: Hatch Amdt. No. 180) 1/12/2017 Nay
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive the C.B.A. Re: Wyden Amdt. No. 188) 1/11/2017 Yea
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: Menendez Amdt. No. 83) 1/11/2017 Yea
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive the C.B.A. Re: Tester Amdt. No. 104) 1/11/2017 Yea
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: Flake Amdt. No. 176) 1/11/2017 Nay
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: Nelson Amdt. No. 13) 1/11/2017 Yea
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: Hatch Amdt. No. 179) 1/11/2017 Nay
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive the C.B.A. Re: Manchin Amdt. No. 64) 1/11/2017 Yea
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: Barrasso Amdt. No. 173) 1/11/2017 Nay
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: Barrasso Amdt. No. 181) 1/11/2017 Nay
SCRes3 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 178 to S.Con.Res. 3 (No short title on file) 1/11/2017 Nay
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive the CBA Re: Baldwin Amdt. No. 81) 1/11/2017 Yea
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: King Amdt. No. 60) 1/11/2017 Yea
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive the C.B.A. Re: Casey Amdt. No. 61) 1/11/2017 Yea
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: Heller Amdt. No. 167) 1/11/2017 Nay
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: Alexander Amdt. No. 174) 1/11/2017 Nay
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive the CBA Re: Sanders Amdt. No. 19) 1/10/2017 Yea
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Budgetary Discipline Re: Flake Amdt. No. 52) 1/10/2017 Nay
SCRes3 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1 to S.Con.Res. 3 (No short title on file) 1/9/2017 Nay
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive CBA Re: Germaneness Re: Hirono Amdt. No. 20) 1/9/2017 Yea
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive Section 305(b)(2) of the C.B.A. re: Kaine Amdt. No. 8) 1/5/2017 Yea
SCRes3 On the Motion to Proceed S.Con.Res. 3 1/4/2017 Nay
HJRes38 On the Motion to Proceed H.J.Res. 38 1/1/1900 Nay
HJRes38 On Passage of the Bill H.J.Res. 38 1/1/1900 Nay
HJRes40 On the Joint Resolution H.J.Res. 40 1/1/1900 Yea
HJRes41 On the Joint Resolution H.J.Res. 41 1/1/1900 Nay
HJRes41 On the Motion to Proceed H.J.Res. 41 1/1/1900 Nay
HR72 On Passage of the Bill H.R. 72 1/1/1900 Yea
S84 On Passage of the Bill S. 84 1/1/1900 Nay
SCRes3 On the Concurrent Resolution S.Con.Res. 3 1/1/1900 Nay
Role Committee
Detail Co-Chair Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
Detail Ranking Minority Member Senate Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security
Detail Co-Chair Senate Community Pharmacy Caucus
Detail Ranking Minority Member Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Detail Federal Committee Member Senate Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veteran Affairs, and Related Agencies
Detail Federal Caucus Member Missouri River Working Group
Detail Federal Committee Member Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
Detail Federal Committee Member Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Ports-to-Plains Caucus
Detail Federal Committee Member Senate Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
Detail Federal Committee Member Senate Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
Detail Federal Committee Member Senate Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Veterans Affairs Backlog Working Group
Detail Federal Committee Member Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Detail Federal Committee Member Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Detail Federal Committee Member Senate Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Community Health Center Caucus
Detail Federal Committee Member Senate Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Taiwan Caucus
Detail Federal Committee Member Senate Committee on Appropriations
Detail Federal Committee Member Senate Subcommittee on Department of Defense
Detail Federal Caucus Member Moderate Democrats Working Group
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Aerospace Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Reserve Components Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Rural Education Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Caucus (COPD)
Detail Federal Caucus Member Air Force Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Community College Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Friends of Scotland Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate General Aviation Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Travel and Tourism Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Impact Aid Coalition
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Military Family Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate National Service Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Rural Health Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Veterans Jobs Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Small Brewers Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Recycling Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate National Guard Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Friends of the National Park Service Centennial
Detail Federal Caucus Member International Conservation Caucus (ICC)
Detail Co-Chair Congressional Fire Services Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional TRIO Caucus
Name Title Role Description Location Address
Jesse Anderson Agriculture Liaison Caseworker / Constituent Liaison District Office 3 208 North Montana Avenue
Helena, MT. 59601-3837
Les Bernys Air Force Fellow Fellow / Detailee Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Aaron Murphy Chief of Staff Chief of Staff / Administrative Assistant Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Marnee Banks Communications Director Press Secretary / Communications Director / Other Liaison Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Trecia McEvoy Director of Scheduling Scheduler Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Rikki Henderson Executive Assistant; Field Representative Executive Assistant / Personal Assistant District Office 2 130 West Front Street
Missoula, MT. 59802
Vicky Stephens Field Representative Field Rep District Office 1 2900 4th Avenue North
Billings, MT. 59101-1954
Henry Ring Legislative Aide Research Assistant / Legislative Aide Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Kellin Clark Legislative Assistant Legislative Assistant / Policy Advisor Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Genny Beltrone Legislative Correspondent Legislative Correspondent Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Lindsay Erickson Legislative Counsel Counsel / Legislative Counsel Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Dylan Laslovich Legislative Director Legislative Director Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Jennifer Madgic Regional Director Regional Director District Office 5 1 East Main Street
Bozeman, MT. 59715-6248
Jamie Lynch Staff Assistant Staff Assistant Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Bruce Knutson State Veterans Liaison Special Assistant / Special Projects District Office 3 208 North Montana Avenue
Helena, MT. 59601-3837
Susan Cierlitsky Administrative Director Chief of Staff / Administrative Assistant Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Alex Rugoff Executive Assistant Executive Assistant / Personal Assistant Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Robyn Madison Field Representative Field Rep District Office 3 208 North Montana Avenue
Helena, MT. 59601-3837
Patrick Stranix Legislative Analyst Research Assistant / Legislative Aide Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Justin Folsom Legislative Assistant Legislative Assistant / Policy Advisor Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Luke Jackson Montana Press Secretary Press Secretary / Communications Director / Other Liaison District Office 2 130 West Front Street
Missoula, MT. 59802
Penny Zimmerman Regional Director Regional Director District Office 8 122 West Towne
Glendive, MT. 59330
Jeanne Forrester Scheduler Scheduler District Office 1 2900 4th Avenue North
Billings, MT. 59101-1954
Shannon Young Staff Assistant Staff Assistant Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Laura Peterson Assistant to the Chief of Staff and Legislative Director Chief of Staff / Administrative Assistant Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Sara Thane Field Representative Field Rep District Office 5 1 East Main Street
Bozeman, MT. 59715-6248
Hannah VanHoose Legislative Assistant Legislative Assistant / Policy Advisor Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Dave Kuntz Press Secretary Press Secretary / Communications Director / Other Liaison Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Rachel Court Regional Director Regional Director District Office 1 2900 4th Avenue North
Billings, MT. 59101-1954
Erik Nylund Field Representative Field Rep District Office 6 125 West Granite
Butte, MT. 59701-9215
Stuart Varvel Legislative Assistant Legislative Assistant / Policy Advisor Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Deborah Frandsen Regional Director; State Grants Coordinator Regional Director District Office 2 130 West Front Street
Missoula, MT. 59802
Dayna Swanson State Director Chief of Staff / Administrative Assistant District Office 2 130 West Front Street
Missoula, MT. 59802
Eddie Zimpel Field Representative Field Rep District Office 6 125 West Granite
Butte, MT. 59701-9215
Cheryl Ulmer Regional Director Regional Director District Office 4 119 First Avenue North
Great Falls, MT. 59401
Smith Works Field Representative Field Rep District Office 7 8 Third Street East
Kalispell, MT. 59901
Chad Campbell Regional Director Regional Director District Office 7 122 West Towne
Glendive, MT. 59330
Senator Jon Tester is third-generation Montana farmer, a proud grandfather and a former school teacher who has deep roots in hard work, responsibility and accountability.
Jon and his wife Sharla still farm the same land near the town of Big Sandy, Mont. that was homesteaded by Jon's grandparents in 1912. Jon's parents believed public education and family agriculture are the cornerstones of democracy-and those values had a tremendous role in shaping Jon's leadership.
After earning a degree in music from the College of Great Falls, Jon took over the Tester farm in 1978. He also taught music at F.E. Miley Elementary and eventually was elected to the Big Sandy School Board. Fired up by the Montana Legislature's decision to deregulate Montana's power industry (resulting in higher power costs), Jon ran for and was elected to the Montana Senate in 1998.
In 2005, Jon's colleagues chose him to serve as Montana Senate President. The people of Montana elected Jon to the U.S. Senate in 2006 and again in 2012.
Jon believes in holding himself accountable to the highest standards possible, and he has improved transparency at all levels of government. In fact, Jon was the first senator to post his daily public schedule online.
In the U.S. Senate, Jon is an outspoken voice for rural America. He is an advocate for small businesses who has hosted numerous Small Business Opportunity Workshops across Montana to serve thousands of business owners and entrepreneurs. He is a champion of responsible energy development, sportsmen's issues, clean air and water, Indian nations, women's access to care, and quality health care for all of America's veterans-no matter where they live.
In the Senate, Jon serves on the Veterans' Affairs, Homeland Security, Indian Affairs, Banking and Appropriations Committees.
In addition to farming and teaching, Jon and Sharla for years ran a custom butcher shop. Jon still butchers his own meat and regularly hauls it to Washington with him in a carry-on suitcase.
That's because Jon Tester has deep roots in Montana. He always will.